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|17 February, 2019

UAE announces $1.1bln of military deals with international companies - IDEX

UAE said it had signed military deals worth AED3.87bln ($1.1bln) with international companies.

Photo used for illustrative purpose. Soldiers from the United Arab Emirates stand guard as military equipment are being unloaded from a UAE military plane at the airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden August 12, 2015.

Photo used for illustrative purpose. Soldiers from the United Arab Emirates stand guard as military equipment are being unloaded from a UAE military plane at the airport of Yemen's southern port city of Aden August 12, 2015.

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ABU DHABI- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) said on Sunday it had signed military deals worth 3.87 billion UAE dirhams ($1.1 billion) with international companies.

A spokesman for the IDEX defense conference said the UAE had also announced military deals worth 1.1 billion UAE dirhams with local companies.

($1 = 3.6726 UAE dirham)

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(Reporting by Stanley Carvalho; Writing by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Mark Potter) ((Nafisa.Eltahir@thomsonreuters.com;))

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